ShoXC Play-by-Play

Jan 25, 2008
Sherdog.com reports from the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ, with live play-by-play of Pro Elite's ShoXC Challenger Series, which features Eddie Alvarez (Pictures) and Paul Daley (Pictures).

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Kala Kolohe Hose (Pictures) vs. Frederic Belleton
Round 1
Hose closed the distance trying to strike early, while Belleton attacked the legs with several low kicks. After sampling several powerful kicks to his legs, Hose got in close and landed a left and a right hand. To the body went Hose, where he landed several digging left and right hands. Hose found his range, as he began to land to the body and head with both hands. Belleton, now sporting a swollen left eye, tripped Hose to the canvas with a low kick. Hose, visibly tired with both hands near his waist, landed a right handed haymaker that put Belleton out on the canvas. The official time is 4:32 of the opening period.

Julie Kedzie (Pictures) vs. Tonya Evinger (Pictures)
Round 1
Three minute rounds in this female mixed martial arts bout. Evinger immediately threw Kedzie to the ground and began to work a Kimura from half-guard. Evinger let go of the hold and transitioned to Kedzie's back with a loose body-triangle, where she looked for a rear-naked choke. Kedzie tapped after Evinger secured the choke under the chin at 1:43 of the first.

Bobby McMaster (Pictures) vs. Bao Quach (Pictures)
Round 1
Quach got the fight started with a stinging low leg kick. In a slow first minute, another landed about 45 seconds later. McMaster was tripped to the canvas after throwing an overhand right that Quach saw coming. From side-control, Quach gave up the position and stood up. McMaster threw a straight right to the body and went briefly to the clinch in search of a takedown. The fighters traded some shots before McMaster took Quach down.

Mike Fridley scored the round: 10-9 Quach
TJ De Santis scored the round: 10-9 Quach
Jordan Breen scored the round: 10-9 Quach

Round 2
McMaster scored a quick takedown but Quach got to his feet and landed a right hand that cracked the off-balance McMaster. Quach answered a solid straight right to the gut with a left right combo. McMaster went to the body with a left and a right hook. Sporting a mouse under his right eye, ate another glancing punch and a knee to the mid-section. Quach finished the period with a low kick and a right hand.

Mike Fridley scored the round: 10-9 Quach
TJ De Santis scored the round: 10-9 Quach
Jordan Breen scored the round: 10-9 Quach

Round 3
Quach landed a counter right for the first meaningful blow of the final stanza. Quach continued to land kicks to the right leg of McMaster, who despite being less active, looked to be the more fatigued fighter. McMaster timed a right-handed counter, which was probably his best punch of the fight. Quach, bleeding from his nose, tripped McMaster to the ground. With 20 seconds remaining in the contest, Quach stood up but did not have time to mount any further offense.

Mike Fridley scored the round: 10-9 Quach (30-27 Quach)
TJ De Santis scored the round: 10-9 Quach (30-27 Quach)
Jordan Breen scored the round: 10-9 Quach (30-27 Quach)

The official judges see the contest 30-27 (twice) and 29-28, all for Bao Quach.

Paul Daley (Pictures) vs. Sam Morgan (Pictures)
Round 1
Sam Morgan rushed out with a double-leg takedown that took Daley to the floor. Daley used his back to crawl up the fencing, but was tripped right back to the mat by Morgan. Referee Dan Miragliotta prematurely restarted the action in the center of the cage on the feet. Daley, after briefly being tripped back down, landed a few knees to the mid-section and two right elbows to the temple, the second of which knocked Morgan out at 2:12 of the first round.

Eddie Alvarez (Pictures) vs. Ross Ebanez (Pictures)
Round 1
Alvarez shot in with a single-leg and finished a takedown with a body trip. From half-guard, Alvarez elbowed the head until Ebanez was able to get back to full-guard. Ebanez got to his feet and was cracked by an Alvarez right hand. Alvarez unloaded with three knees to the head from the clinch. Ebanez retreated to the ground and was briefly mounted by Alvarez until he decided to stand. Against the cage, Alvarez dropped Ebanez face-first to the canvas with a left hand. The game Ebanez recovered and got back to his feet. Alvarez landed a knee to the body before the round ended.

Mike Fridley scored the round: 10-8 Alvarez
TJ De Santis scored the round: 10-9 Alvarez
Jordan Breen scored the round: 10-9 Alvarez

Round 2
A straight left landed for Ebanez. The pace has slowed in the second round, as both fighters looked to counter punch. Alvarez broke the stalemate with a flurry of punches and a kick to the body, but nothing landed flush. Alvarez went back to the canvas into Ebanez's half-guard before standing again. Alvarez then landed a right hand with of his knees on the ground. The shot hurt the grounded Ebanez, who covered up and waited for referee Dan Miragliotta to step in to halt the contest. The official time was 2:32 of the second frame.
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